"I find the business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously" (Adams)
Because it's incredibly useful, both to individuals and to societies. Choosing religion over atheism/agnosticism might just be the most intelligent decision of your life.
In my last job I spent a lot of time with families of lots of different religions. Sikh, Hindu Muslim, Jew, Zoroastrian, Bhuddist, Jain, Christian.
All of them are fundamentally the same. Its 90% culture & behavoiour, 10% about the god. (or lack of it)
They've got things about being nice to each other, forgiveness, obedience
They've got bits about health & safety - don't eat meat & fish that make you ill in hot climates, like pork & prawns. Don't shag your sister.
Oddly, it was only Christian houses that didn't make it clear that they were religious followers.
Oh - and in my experience, the muslims were the most tolerant of the lot. Zoroastrians are the coolest, but you can't choose to become one.
Don't shag your sister.If your John is Big than why not?
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